Outdoor Recreation

Community Prep hikers

Fire mitigation crew

Still smiling!

Rocky Mountain National Park


The purpose of this program is to develop community and introspection through outdoor education.  Students will play an active role in preparing for trips and will learn skills throughout the experience.  The idea that the parts make up the whole will be a foundation for developing the idea of community and moving towards a common goal.  The hope is that the community developed on trips will translate back into the classroom, and more importantly, to the overall culture of CPS.   Students will have the opportunity to go on several different types of trips throughout the year.  Trips may include camping, backpacking, kayaking, rafting, climbing, biking, snowshoeing, and service learning.



health & participation form

Parents, please complete the health form.  This is required for all students in order to participate in outdoor recreation activities at CPS.  You may either scan the QR code below or click on the link below:


*A detailed information sheet with a packing list will be sent out to each participant the week prior to each trip's departure.


Outdoor Recreation Program Leader

Hi there! My name is Melanie Gordon and I am more than excited to be the ORL at CPS!  I have been an outdoor recreation trip leader for the past 10 years with several schools and camp programs.  I am a certified EMT and specialize in backcountry camping and ropes courses.  

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the Outdoor Recreation Program: mgordon@communityprepschool.org